Rituparna Chatterjee

  • No intern was harmed in the aftermath of 'Wow!': Hilarious Twitter reactions to IBNLive's accidental 'Wow!' tweet at midnight March 26, 2014

    It's every editor's nightmare. You schedule a post meant for Twitter and Facebook, with a cryptic, accompanying note. You check to see if everything is working fine. And then at the stroke of midnight, when the social media leprechauns haunt the corridors of Twitter and Facebook, the link gets stripped...
  • Bengali star Trinamool candidate Dev reminds us why rape jokes are always inappropriate and why we won't 'lighten up' March 24, 2014

    Bengali superstar and Trinamool's candidate from the Ghatal Lok Sabha constituency Dev Adhikari said his busy political campaign and the media focus on it felt like "getting raped". He elaborated in an interview with the Bengali daily 'Ebela', "it's like getting raped yaar, you can shout or you can enjoy"....
  • Which is more annoying? Facebook's 'Look Back' video or Twitter's 'First Tweet'? March 21, 2014

    Apparently a staggering 200 million people have watched Facebook's 'Look Back', a one-minute video set to music that showed their top moments on the social-networking site, to commemorate its 10th anniversary. The first few hours after Facebook debuted 'Look Back' went by like a dream. Sitting with a glass of...
  • Modern School's viral bullying video: Once the shock wears off, let's take a good, hard look at how we are raising our kids March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: If you are on WhatsApp, you would have by now been forwarded a disturbing video of a group of boys bullying a mate at what appeared to be a school's brick-lined playground. A short message usually precedes the video, now viral on WhatsApp, revealing the purported identities of...
  • Seen the viral '20 strangers asked to kiss' video? Good. Now imagine 20 things that can go wrong if Indians are asked to kiss March 12, 2014

    Film director Tatia Pllieva used a gamut of emotions - coy, curious, awkward, gauche and tentative - to create a passionate, three-minute montage on YouTube of 20 complete strangers kissing for the first time. Chances are that by now the video, that now has over 19 million views, has been...
  • 10 books actress Gul Panag loves and wants you to read February 19, 2014

    If you have lauded Gul Panag for her acting prowess, you'll also admire her for the books she loves reading. When we asked Gul, also a winner of the Miss India title (1999), she named 'The Prodigal Daughter', 'Love in the Time of Cholera', 'The White Tiger' as her favourite...
  • I had a Valentine's Day chat with Siri and now I'm convinced Siri's a man February 14, 2014

    It's Valentine's Day and I decided to ask Siri, the personal assistant app on Apple iPhones, a series of personal questions related to love and romance. If I needed further proof that Siri is a man, this chat settled the matter. The 10 minutes I spent chatting with Siri it...
  • 10 books actor Manoj Bajpayee loves and wants you to read February 13, 2014

    Ever wondered what books movie stars read and who their favourite authors are? We asked actor Manoj Bajpaye, a veteran of critically acclaimed films such as 'Satya', 'Pinjar' and 'Gangs of Wasseypur', what his favourite books were. Among Manoj's list were 'Waiting for Godot' and 'Midnight's Children'. Let's share the...
  • 10 books Kalki Koechlin loves and wants you to read February 7, 2014

    Ever wondered what books movie stars read and who their favourite authors are? We asked actress Kalki Koechlin, who has starred in the critically acclaimed 'Dev.D', 'Shaitan', 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' and 'That Girl In Yellow Boots', to list her favourite books growing up. 'Le Petit Prince', 'Picture of Dorian...
  • Did Sushma Swaraj just insult an entire community inadvertently with her 'flat nose' racial slur? February 5, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party's Sushma Swaraj inadvertently insulted people from India's North East when she spiritedly defended them in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday with an inexcusable racial slur. Swaraj who rose to speak about the death of Nido Taniam, a youth from Arunachal Pradesh, who was beaten to death in...
  • The curious cases of Woody Allen and Tarun Tejpal: Are we selective in our condemnation of the people we like? February 3, 2014

    "What's your favorite Woody Allen movie? Before you answer, you should know: when I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house. He told me to lay on my stomach and play...
  • Breakdancing, crotch-thrusting 8-year-old 'India's Got Talent' contestant takes Internet by storm; and it's disturbing January 22, 2014

    Eight-year-old Akshat Singh, a contestant on reality show 'India's Got Talent', does backflips and full splits. He breakdances to popular Hindi songs and has the audience and judges in splits with his age-inappropriate facial expressions mimicking stars that originally featured in the number. Make no mistake. Akshat is a fantastic...
  • Why Aam Aadmi Party's Kumar Viswas owes an apology to women January 21, 2014

    As far as standup acts go, Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Viswas has hit a new and abysmal low with the one in which he trashed nurses from Kerala, called them dark skinned and indirectly implied that they were ugly. The sexist diatribe, part of a show he appeared in...
  • Review: Prosenjit Chatterjee's 'Jaatishwar' is a nostalgic tribute to 19th century Bengal, but falls short as a biopic January 16, 2014

    There is little documented history about Heynesman Antony, a folk artiste of Portugese origin who settled in colonial Bengal, mastered the local language and composed songs in it to face off with veteran poets in public duels known as 'kavigaan'. Forty-seven years after superstar Uttam Kumar played the titular role...
  • Salman Khan praises Modi, but will vote for Congress: You have to admit, there's a politician lurking inside him January 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Salman Khan might one day make a great politician. Maybe even the 'best'. You have to admit, the way the actor smoothly sidestepped a ticklish political issue at a press conference in Gujarat on Tuesday, it was like watching a pro at work. Salman isn't usually your ambassador...